Main Scriptures: Ps.37:23-25
More Scriptures: Mal.3:6, Is.55:11, Jer.23:28
There is a Bible passage in the Book of Psalms that I want to share with you and that is where the topic for today is derived. The Scripture challenges everyone of us who are husbands in our homes to build and protect the trust account. This is what it says. I have been young and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread (Ps.37:25).
The Bible passage talks about the trust account that God has built over the years to the extent that David could trust Him. David had seen God prove His faithfulness and trust at all times and in all circumstances. So, he said that from the time he was a young man up till the time he became old, God had not betrayed the trust that David had in Him. Jesus Christ who is the perfect example of the good and godly husband said that His accusers did not find anything against Him. So, the question before you today is the trust challenge. How much trust have your wife and children built in you? What are you doing presently that is threatening to destroy the trust account that your sheep has built in you? What are the actions that you have taken or about to take that if your sheep hear they will be hurt and may not forget in hurry? According to Dr. Myles Munroe of blessed memory, you cannot demand trust, you cannot buy trust and you cannot beg for trust. What this means is that you cannot tell your wife and children to trust you. You must work so hard to earn their trust just as God works hard to earn the trust of you and me. In Mal.3:6, the Scripture has this to say. I am the Lord, I change not (Mal.3:6). And in Isaiah 55:11, the Bible says that God’s word shall not return to Him void but shall fulfill the purpose for which it was sent (Is.55:11).
So, what are the three areas to test your trust as the godly husbandman? The first is your appetite. Can your wife and children trust your appetite for sex and food? Can your friend trust you with his wife or daughter? Can your wife trust you with her sister? How much self-control and discipline can you demonstrate when the urge to commit sexual immorality pushes hard on you? As the head of your family, you must understand that everything that God gives to you, is given to you in trust. Every action you take will either add to your trust account or reduce your trust account.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from ungodly and unreasonable men.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me useful to my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, baptize me with the Spirit of self-control and help me to overcome sin.
I shall not betray the trust that my wife and children have in me and I shall protect it because that is my worth as the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.